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Country Facts: The first sailing boats were invented in Egypt.


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Country Fact: France once controlled more than 8% of the world's land.


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Facts about Country: There's only one STOP sign in the entire city of Paris.


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Fact about Country: The highest temperature ever recorded in Antarctica is 58.2F (14.5C).


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Country Information: 63% of U.S. prison inmates can't read.


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Information about Country: The World's first paper money was created in China 1,400 years ago


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Country Facts: Sudan has more pyramids than Egypt.


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Country Fact: Only two countries in the world are not allowed to sell Coca-Cola officially: North Korea and Cuba.


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Facts about Country: 97% of rapists in the U.S. never spend a day in jail for their crime.


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Fact about Country: Every year, 1,000 letters arrive to Jerusalem, Israel, addressed to God.


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Country Information: In the Land of the Pharaohs of Egypt, beer was the national currency.


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Information about Country: In Japan, there's a building with a highway passing through it.


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Country Facts: If everyone lived as densely as the do in Manhattan, the human race could fit in New Zealand.


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Country Fact: There's a building project in Berlin, Germany, where they want to build a Christian church, a mosque and a synagogue all in one.


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Facts about Country: 9 million people are in prisons around world, and a quarter of them are in the U.S.


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Fact about Country: Israel is so small, you can run through it from west to east in 2 hours and from top to bottom in 9 days.


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Country Information: Germany made its final reparations payment from the WWI Treaty of Versailles in 2010.


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Information about Country: The UK spent US$15.8 billion in a health service computer system that failed and was shutdown in 2013.


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Country Facts: Almost 20% of Rio de Janeiro's males are gay or bisexual.


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Country Fact: Brazil is the world's first country to ban tanning beds.


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Facts about Country: Einstein was offered the presidency of Israel which he politely declined.


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Fact about Country: In 2013, the world's 7th richest person, Brazilian Eike Batista, lost his US$30 billion fortune and now owes US$1 billion.


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Country Information: After World War I, there were so few men in Germany that only 1 in 3 women would find a husband.


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Information about Country: Canada has no weapons of mass destruction since 1984 and has signed treaties repudiating their possession.


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Country Facts: Potatoes were illegal in France between 1748 and 1772.


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Country Fact: India is the world's largest democracy, with 1.2 billion people.


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Facts about Country: 25% Russians die before reaching the age of 55, compared to just 1% in the U.S., and Vodka is to blame.


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Fact about Country: Japan consists of over 6,800 islands.


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Country Information: The world's widest avenue is the '9th of July' in Argentina, with 14 lanes, plus 4 lanes of parallel streets.


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Information about Country: Between 1974 and 1983, up to 30,000 people went 'missing' in Argentina. Most were killed by the military junta running the country.


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Country Facts: 89% of people in Sweden speak English.


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Country Fact: A scientist in Antarctica got a date through Tinder with a girl camping just 45 minutes away.


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Facts about Country: Husky dogs have been banned from Antarctica since 1994.


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Fact about Country: Mexico has 68 official languages.


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Country Information: 70% of all the world's spices come from India.


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Information about Country: In 2012, a court in Italy ruled that telling a man he has 'no balls' is a crime, punishable with a fine.


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